New Castle Man Charged with Off-highway Vehicle Violation

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WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police have charged a New Castle man for an off-highway vehicle violation.

Authorities state that on October 1 at approximately 7:35 p.m., officers observed an all-terrain vehicle in the 600 block of North Monroe Street. The officer contacted the operator, 25-year-old Mustafa Akin of New Castle, and took him into custody without incident.

Akin has been charged with violations related to the illegal operation of the off-highway vehicle, and the ATV was seized pending further proceedings.

Wilmington Police continue to remind the public about the State and City laws regulating the illegal use of off-highway vehicles – which include dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

Police are asking members of the public who have information about any illegal activity involving these off-highway vehicles – including where they are being operated or stored – to call the Wilmington Police Department at (302) 654-5151. You can also contact the department’s crime tip hotline at (302) 576-3990, and callers can remain anonymous.

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State of Delaware law defines “off-highway vehicles” as including dirt bikes and ATVs, and registration with the State is required. On July 12, 2018, Wilmington City Council passed Ordinance 18-040, which adopted the State’s definition and set forth further regulations.

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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